Comments on: Wikimedia Moves To Ubuntu 100% https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:42:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9-alpha-41547 By: club penguin https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-110004 Sat, 23 May 2009 06:52:45 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-110004 Is also about the issues the distribution sometimes faces, and the gap between bug reports and patches is not necessarily shorter than what they would face in CentOS. Particularly on what matters to wikimedia the most; upstream bug fixes. They aren’t worried about rhythmbox breaking or X11 instability.

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By: Vaclav M. https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-109761 Fri, 20 Feb 2009 21:51:41 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-109761 I use CentOS and updates are not two to four weeks behinds the mainstream. May be two days on average.

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By: Slumped Over Keyboard Dead | That’s how they’ll find me one day… » Three Important Linux-centric Things To Know https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-108824 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:34:21 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-108824 [...] Wikipedia is moving to Ubuntu from various RPM crap (400 servers!). Awesome, now it will actually be fast. [...]

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By: Zac https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-108805 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:04:52 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-108805 Great news alright. Sure they could have used another, but Ubuntu makes total sense to me. I haven't got time to explain myself but if you think outside the technical box and outside the wikimedia platform this benefits us all.

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By: Mario Figueiredo https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-108803 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:00:31 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-108803 Moving to Ubuntu will not necessarily phase out any potential issues. The community is vibrant, yes. But is also about the issues the distribution sometimes faces, and the gap between bug reports and patches is not necessarily shorter than what they would face in CentOS. Particularly on what matters to wikimedia the most; upstream bug fixes. They aren't worried about rhythmbox breaking or X11 instability.

However, what strikes me as odd is why not just go with your own setup? Certainly a distribution like Arch Linux makes more sense to me. Assuming there are competent linux administrators running the wikimedia platform (and I have trouble conceiving it in any other way), creating your own box specifically tailored to he platform seems a more wiser and cost-effective move.

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By: foo https://pthree.org/2008/10/10/wikimedia-moves-to-ubuntu-100/#comment-108802 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:42:27 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=692#comment-108802 I wonder why they don't just use Debian.

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